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Rescans of issues found within the BYTE Magazine collection.

Byte magazine was a microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage. Whereas many magazines from the mid-1980s had been dedicated to the MS-DOS (PC) platform or the Mac, mostly from a business or home user's perspective, Byte covered developments in the entire field of "small computers and software", and sometimes other computing fields such as supercomputers and high-reliability computing. Coverage was in-depth with much technical detail, rather than user-oriented.

Byte started in 1975, shortly after the first personal computers appeared as kits advertised in the back of electronics magazines. Byte was published monthly, with an initial yearly subscription price of $10. Byte was able to attract advertising and articles from many well-knowns, soon-to-be-well-knowns, and ultimately-to-be-forgottens in the growing microcomputer hobby. Articles in the first issue (September, 1975) included Which Microprocessor For You? by Hal Chamberlin, Write Your Own Assembler by Dan Fylstra and Serial Interface by Don Lancaster. Advertisements from Godbout, MITS, Processor Technology, SCELBI, and Sphere appear, among others. Early articles in Byte were do-it-yourself electronic or software projects to improve small computers. A continuing feature was Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar, a column in which electronic engineer Steve Ciarcia described small projects to modify or attach to a computer (later spun off to become the magazine Circuit Cellar, focusing on embedded computer applications). Significant articles in this period included the "Kansas City" standard for data storage on audio tape, insertion of disk drives into S-100 computers, publication of source code for various computer languages (Tiny C, BASIC, assemblers), and breathless coverage of the first microcomputer operating system, CP/M. Byte ran Microsoft's first advertisement, as "Micro-Soft", to sell a BASIC interpreter for 8080-based computers.

In spring of 1979, owner/publisher Virginia Williamson sold the magazine to McGraw-Hill. She remained publisher until 1983, about 8 years after founding the magazine, and subsequently became a vice president of McGraw-Hill Publications Company. Shortly after the IBM PC was introduced, in 1981, the magazine changed editorial policies. It gradually de-emphasized the do-it-yourself electronics and software articles, and began running product reviews, the first computer magazine to do so. It continued its wide-ranging coverage of hardware and software, but now it reported "what it does" and "how it works", not "how-to-do-it." The editorial focus remained on any computer system or software that might be within a typical individual's finances and interest (centered on home and personal computers). From 1975 through 1986 Byte covers usually featured the artwork of Robert Tinney. These covers made Byte visually unique. In 1987 Tinney's paintings were replaced by product photographs, and Steve Ciarcia's "Circuit Cellar" column was discontinued.

Around 1985 Byte started an online service called BIX (Byte Information eXchange) which was a text-only BBS style site running on the CoSy conferencing software, also used by McGraw-Hill internally. Access was via local dial-in or, for additional hourly charges, the Tymnet X.25 network. Monthly rates were $13/month for the account and $1/hour for X.25 access. Unlike CompuServe, access at higher speeds was not surcharged. Many of the Byte staff were active on the service. Later, gateways permitted email communication outside the system.

Byte continued to grow. By 1990 it was a monthly about an inch in thickness, a readership of technical professionals, and a subscription price of $56/year, a high figure for the time. It was the "must-read" magazine of the popular computer magazines. Around 1993 Byte began to develop a web presence. It acquired the domain name byte.com and began to have discussions and post selected editorial content. It developed a number of national sister editions in Japan, Brazil, Germany, and an Arabic edition published in Jordan.

The readership of Byte and advertising revenue were declining when McGraw-Hill sold the magazine to CMP Media, a successful publisher of specialized computer magazines in May 1998. The magazine's editors and writers expected its new owner to revitalize Byte but CMP ceased publication with the July 1998 issue, laid off all the staff and shut down Byte's rather large product-testing lab.

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data 41
power supply 38
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personal computer 34
program 32
disk drive 31
floppy disk 31
hard disk 30
operating system 26
disk drives 25
byte publications 24
ibm 23
apple 22
inquiry 20
registered trademark 17
color 14
toll free 14
memory 13
residents add 13
ibm personal 12
international business 11
north star 11
system 11
graphics 9
kit 5
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byte april 3
byte july 3
byte shop 3
low power 3
personal computing 3
radio shack 3
systems 3
turbo pascal 3
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byte december 2
byte october 2
call 2
erm 2
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input 2
list price 2
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november 2
october 2
print 2
source code 2
static ram 2
wire wrap 2
apple iii 1
apple lie 1
artificial intelligence 1
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bit pad 1
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character generator 1
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disk controller 1
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display 1
dot matrix 1
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dow jones 1
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electronic center 1
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mci mail 1
memory address 1
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olson electronics 1
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printed circuit 1
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real time 1
ring modulator 1
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scratch pad 1
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slide pot 1
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team electronics 1
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Topics: vco, output, voltage, computer, disk, slider, frequency, keyboard, signal, software, input,...
Foreground p.22 TRACING YOUR OWN ROOTS [author Stan W Merrill] Genealogical research with a microcomputer p.48 POWER HELPS ANALYZE ELECTRIC BILLS [author Karen S Wolfe] Determine power usage from appliance ratings p.58 SELF-REFRESHING LED GRAPHICS DISPLAY [author Steve Ciarcia] Add a digital display to your computer system p.124 INTERFACING THE S-100 BUS WITH THE INTEL 8255 [author David L Condra] Design advice for the person starting out in hardware p.140 THE XYZ PHENOMENON: Stereoscopic...
Topics: computer, disk, data, byte, software, program, print, october, byte publications, radio shack, byte...
A third scan for this item is available here. Features p.32 The Generic Word Processor, A Word-Processing System for All Your Needs [author Philip Schrodt] You'll be amazed by this product's versatility. p.40 Use Infrared Communication for Remote Control [author Steve Ciarcia] Texas Instruments' SN76832AN Infrared Remote-Control Receiver simplifies the tough job of receiving modulated infrared light. p.50 How to Use Color Displays Effectively , A Look at the Elements of Color Vision and Their...
Topics: computer, disk, data, program, software, byte, apple, system, byte publications, disk drive,...
Topics: ibm, disk, software, computer, inquiry, color, systems, program, byte, data, hard disk, registered...
Topics: ibm, software, disk, computer, inquiry, byte, program, color, data, graphics, hard disk, disk...
A third scan for this item is available here. Foreground p.50 ANYONE KNOW THE REAL TIME? [author Steve Ciarcia] Simple methods of telling time p.66 MODEL OF THE BRAIN, Part 3: Comparison of Brain and Model [author James Albus] Does CM AC accurately represent human brain function? p.94 NATURE OF ROBOTS, Part 3: A Closer Look at Human Behavior [author William T Powers] Simulating a 3-muscle system p.132 THE DESIGN OF AN M6800 LISP INTERPRETER [author S Tucker Taft] The theory behind one...
Topics: computer, byte, lisp, data, program, disk, software, systems, august, byte publications, byte...
Topics: ibm, software, computer, disk, data, inquiry, program, color, graphics, byte, hard disk, registered...
A rescan for this item is available here. Foreground p.10 MEMORY MAPPED IO [theme Hardware] [author Ciarcia] p.50 USING INTERRUPTS FOR REAL TIME CLOCKS [theme Real Time Techniques] [author M F Smith] p.68 DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? [theme Peripherals] [author Grappel] p.72 ADDING AN INTERRUPT DRIVEN REAL TIME CLOCK [theme Real Time Systems] [author Sneed] p.76 FLOATING POINT ARITHMETIC [theme Software] [author Hashizume] p.80 BUILDING A COMPUTER FROM SCRATCH [theme Hardware] [author...
Topics: byte, computer, memory, data, program, software, kit, november, byte november, team electronics,...
Features p.38 Build a Computerized Weather Station [author Steve Ciarcia] An ambitious variation on a simple project to collect data on prevailing winds. p.72 A Homebrew Graphics Digitizer [author Neal Atkins and Enrique Castro-Cid] Two potentiometers and an elegant mechanical device make an inexpensive digitizer. p.91 The Atari Tutorial, Part 6: Atari BASIC [author Lane Winner] A better understanding of Atari BASIC will have you writing more powerful programs. p.122 The Input/Output Primer,...
Topics: computer, disk, software, data, byte, program, apple, system, byte publications, disk drive, hard...
Topics: ibm, disk, software, computer, apple, data, inquiry, color, byte, graphics, hard disk, personal...
Topics: ibm, disk, software, computer, color, byte, inquiry, data, program, graphics, hard disk, personal...
Columns p.36 Build the H-Com Handicapped Communicator [author Steve Ciarcia] The Intel 8748 is the basis for a scanning communicator that users can control with just one switch. p.52 BYTE West Coast: California Hardware [author Barbara Robertson] A look at four new products, from a portable computer to bubble-memory boards. p.65 User's Column: The Latest from Chaos Manor [author Jerry Pournelle] This month's potpourri begins with a discussion of disk formats. Themes p.76 Inside the IBM PC...
Topics: ibm, software, disk, computer, data, byte, program, inquiry, apple, color, byte publications,...
Topics: ibm, disk, software, data, computer, byte, apple, inquiry, color, graphics, hard disk, disk drive,...
Themes p.40 Videotex Brings the World to Your Doorstep [author Rich Malloy] Essentially an enhancement of existing technologies, videotex will bring into your home or place of business a host of services and conveniences, such as shopping and banking. Videotex's potential is enormous, but a few problems must be worked out before it reaches the mass market. Our theme articles address some of these problems and look at the possibilities videotex presents. p.42 Videotex: Science Fiction or...
Topics: disk, software, computer, ibm, apple, byte, data, program, byte publications, hard disk, personal...
Features p.26 Build the ECM-103, an Originate/Answer Modem [author Steve Ciarcia] The Texas Instruments TMS99532 forms the heart of a Bell-103-compatible modem. p.34 The Enhanced VIC-20, Part 2: Adding a 3K-Byte Memory Board [author Joel Swank] Supplement the VIC-20's standard SK bytes of RAM and eliminate those annoying "out-of-memory" messages. p.44 A User's View of COMDEX [author Jerry Pournelle] An impressionistic report of one of the largest gatherings of computer dealers and...
Topics: disk, computer, data, software, ibm, apple, byte, inquiry, color, byte publications, disk drive,...
Topics: ibm, computer, disk, software, apple, program, byte, data, inquiry, hard disk, registered...
Foreground p.14 FAST FOURIER TRANSFORMS ON YOUR HOME COMPUTER [theme Software] [author Stanley-Peterson] p.26 DESIGNING A UNIVERSAL TURING MACHINE: A Software Approach [theme Software] [author Munnecke] p.32 BUILD AN OCTAL/HEXADECIMAL OUTPUT DISPLAY [theme Hardware] [author Ciarcia] p.94 INTERFACE YOUR COMPUTER TO A PRINTING CALCULATOR [theme Hardware] [author Astmann] p.100 ZAPPER: A Computer Driven EROM Programmer [theme Hardware] [author Gable] p.128 CLOCKLESS MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION...
Topics: computer, byte, program, data, software, memory, december, disk, byte publications, byte december,...
Topics: software, systems, data, vga, system, disk, graphics, ibm, hard disk, hard drive, operating system,...
Columns p.28 Build a Third-Generation Phonetic Speech Synthesizer [author Steve Ciarcia] The latest development in phonetic speech synthesis is the Silicon Systems SSI263 chip. p.47 User's Column: New Machines, Networks, and Sundry Software [author Jerry Pournelle] Chaos Manor is inundated with new computers. p.81 BYTE West Coast: A First Look at Dayflo [author Ezra Shapiro] A free-form database gets you closer to your ideas. Themes p.93 Feigning Reality [author Art Little] This month's theme...
Topics: ibm, computer, software, disk, byte, apple, graphics, inquiry, color, data, byte march, list price,...
Features p.30 The Compaq Computer [author Mark Dahmke] The latest IBM-compatible microcomputer, this portable machine can run all IBM system software, and it costs less than the Personal Computer. p.40 Microcomputing, British Style [author Gregg Williams] Our Senior Editor braved the crowds and the clamor of the fifth Personal Computer World Show to bring us this firsthand account. p.54 Build the Circuit Cellar MPX-16 Computer System, Part 3 [author Steve Ciarcia] The final installment...
Topics: computer, disk, software, apple, ibm, program, data, byte, system, inquiry, byte publications,...
Topics: ibm, software, disk, computer, inquiry, data, color, byte, graphics, system, hard disk, registered...
Topics: ibm, software, disk, call, hard disk, computer, color, program, byte, data, disk drive, registered...
Topics: ibm, software, disk, byte, data, computer, apple, program, inquiry, color, hard disk, disk drives,...
Topics: ibm, disk, software, computer, data, color, program, apple, inquiry, byte, hard disk, personal...
Features p.33 The Lisa Computer System [author Gregg Williams] State-of-the-art hardware and software are combined in this new machine that literally anyone can use. p.54 Build a Handheld LCD Terminal [author Steve Ciarcia] A single-line display is quite adequate for many troubleshooting and monitoring applications. p.68 Apple's Enhanced Computer: The Apple IIe [author Robin Moore] For about the same price as the II, the IIe gives you a variety of exciting new features and capabilities. p.90 An...
Topics: apple, disk, computer, software, data, byte, erm, ibm, program, byte publications, disk drive,...
Features p.24 Quinti-Maze [author Robert Tsuk] A three-dimensional game that may redefine for you the meaning of "lost." It placed eighth in the BYTE Game Contest. p.34 Three Dee Tee [author John Stuart] Strategy is the key word in this game designed for the TRS-80 Color Computer. It's the seventh-place winner in the BYTE Game Contest. p.54 The Epson QX-10/Valdocs System [author Gregg Williams] This new machine from Epson combines a word processor, an appointment book, an electronic...
Topics: disk, computer, apple, inquiry, data, program, ram, byte, software, personal computer, byte...
Topics: ibm, software, computer, disk, data, erm, byte, program, apple, inquiry, byte april, list price,...
Foreground p.22 NO POWER FOR YOUR INTERFACES?: Build a 5W DC to DC Converter [theme Hardware] [author Ciarcia] p.34 A "TINY" PASCAL COMPILER, Part 2: The P-Compiler [theme Pascal] [author Chung-Yuen] p.58 TESTING MEMORY IN BASIC [theme Software] [author Adams] p.86 FIRST STEPS IN COMPUTER CHESS PROGRAMMING [theme Software Chess] [author the Spracklens] p.100 LINEAR CIRCUIT ANALYSIS [theme Simulation] [author Anderson] p.122 SOLVING THE EIGHT QUEENS PROBLEM [theme Software] [author...
Topics: computer, byte, program, memory, chess, software, data, october, byte publications, byte october,...
A third scan for this item is available here. Foreground p.18 GRAPHIC INPUT OF WEATHER DATA [author Stephen P Smith] Graphical data acquisition techniques p.34 SOUND OFF [author Steve Ciarcia] Interfacing a computer to external Sound generation devices p.54 A MODEL OF THE BRAIN FOR ROBOT CONTROL Part 2: A Neurological Model [author James Albus] A hierarchical network that can execute tasks and seek goals p.120 SONIC ANEMOMETRY FOR THE HOBBYIST [author Neil Dvorak] Measuring wind speed and...
Topics: computer, byte, memory, data, program, disk, software, input, byte publications, byte july, north...
Topics: ibm, apple, disk, software, computer, data, byte, program, graphics, hard disk, disk drive,...
Features p.57 High-Resolution Sprite-Oriented Color Graphics [author Steve Ciarcia] You don't need Logo to use sprites for animation with the illusion of depth. p.88 A Beginner's Guide to Logo [author Harold Abelson] Although Logo is used as a language for introducing computers to children, it is not just for kids. p.116 Logo in the Schools [author Daniel Watt] Putting computers in the classroom has led to some unexpected results. p.138 Designing Computer-Based Microworlds [author R. W. Lawler]...
Topics: logo, disk, apple, computer, software, byte, inquiry, program, data, byte publications, personal...
Themes p.52 16-Bit Designs [author Phil Lemmons] Powerful 16-bit microprocessors coupled with greater memory capacity and, advanced memory-management techniques promise to elevate the micro to new levels of power and speed. And the winners are the users. In our theme articles you'll read about what's new in the 16-bit arena. p.54 Sunrise Systems [author Bruce Roberts] This Texas-based startup company produces portable 8- and 16-bit microcomputer systems that are labeled and marketed by OEMs....
Topics: software, disk, computer, data, ibm, apple, byte, inquiry, system, memory, byte publications, hard...
A third scan for this item is available here. Features p.34 Everyone Can Know the Real Time [author Steve Ciarcia] Technological advances have made real-time clocks simple and inexpensive. p.60 Six Personal Computers from Japan [author Christopher P. Kocher and Michael Keith] A comparative review of the BMC if800, Canon CX-1. Hitachi MB-6890, NEC PC-8001A, Fujitsu FM-8. and Systems Formulate Corporation Bubcom80. p.106 Japan Update [author Mark Haas] The semiannual Consumer Electronics Show is...
Topics: computer, software, disk, program, apple, data, byte, system, byte publications, hard disk, disk...
Features p.28 Build an RS-232C Breakout Box [author Steve Ciarcia] This diagnostic tool can help you make working serial connections. p.53 The National Semiconductor NS16000 Microprocessor Family [author Glenn Leedy] The 16000 brings to microcomputers features formerly available only on much larger systems. p.70 Design Philosophy Behind Motorola's MC68000, Part 1 [author Thomas W. Starnes] This 16-bit processor with multiple 32-bit registers is considered by many experts to be the most...
Topics: software, disk, data, computer, apple, byte, memory, ibm, inquiry, byte publications, disk drive,...
Foregroud p.16 AN EXCHANGE EVALUATOR FOR COMPUTER CHESS [theme Software Chess] [author the Spracklens] p.48 THE SKY'S THE LIMIT: Ham Radio for Intercomputer Communication [theme Personal Computing Networks-] [author Kasser] p.76 I'VF GOT YOU IN MY SCANNER! [theme Applications] [author Ciarcia] p.100 DEFINING A LANGUAGE: PL/B [theme Languages Forum] [author Wilson] p.112 A CLASSROOM DEMONSTRATION [theme Control Systems] [author Hill] p.120 A MULTIUSER DATA NETWORK: Communicating Over VHF Radio...
Topics: computer, byte, program, software, memory, board, disk, november, byte publications, byte november,...
Foreground p.12 KIMER: A KIM-1 TIMER [theme Software] [author Baker] p.28 THE AXIOM EX800 PRINTER: A User's Report [theme Product Description] [author Bosen] p.60 THE Z-80 IN PARALLEL [theme Hardware] [author Loewer] p.72 CONTROLLING DC MOTORS [theme Hardware] [author Walton] p.98 BUILD A KEYBOARD FUNCTION DECODER [theme Hardware] [author Ciarcia] p.152 A HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE FOR 8 BIT MACHINES [theme Software] [author Williams-Conley] p.162 HOW TO GET YOUR TARBELL GOING [theme Hardware] [author...
Topics: computer, byte, memory, data, program, kit, software, july, byte publications, byte july, north...
Foreground p.10 FREQUENCY ANALYSIS OF DATA USING A MICROCOMPUTER [author F R Ruckdeschel] Application of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) p.36 ADD NONVOLATILE MEMORY TO YOUR COMPUTER [author Steve Ciarcia] Using electrically alterable read-only memory as a "read-mostly" memory p.54 FASTER AUDIO PROCESSING WITH A MICROPROCESSOR [author William J Dally] Selected hardware circuits make possible higher-fidelity processing systems p.120 ANALYSIS OF POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS WITH THE TI-59...
Topics: computer, byte, data, disk, program, software, memory, system, byte publications, byte december,...
Foreground p.70 SIMPLIFIED OMEGA RECEIVER DETAILS [theme Hardware] [author Burhans] p.88 INEXPENSIVE JOYSTICK INTERFACES [theme Hardware] [author Buschbach] p.106 FLIGHTS OF FANCY WITH THE ENTERPRISE [theme Games Software] [author Price] p.22 MULTIPLEX YOUR DIGITAL LED DISPLAYS [theme Hardware] [author Hogenson] Background p.9 GIVE YOUR MICRO SOME MUSCLES [theme Hardware] [author Grappel] p.18 REVIEW OF THE SWTPC PR-40 ALPHANUMERIC PRINTER [theme Product Description] [author Kay] p.26 CASSETTE...
Topics: computer, data, kit, digital, cassette, software, memory, circuit, byte, print, power supply,...
Foreground p.32 HOME IN ON THE RANGE! AN ULTRASONIC RANGING SYSTEM [author Steve Ciarcia] Combine automatic sonar ranging and infrared-light detection in a computer-controlled scanner. p.64 MICROGRAPH, PART 1: DEVELOPING AN INSTRUCTION SET FOR A RASTER-SCAN DISPLAY [author E Grady Booch] Micrograph is an intelligent, low-cost, color-graphics terminal that interfaces to any microcomputer and standard, unmodified color television receiver. p.126 GRAPHIC COLOR SLIDES, PART 1 [author Alan W...
Topics: disk, computer, software, data, byte, inquiry, system, program, memory, byte publications, byte...
A third scan for this item is available here. Foreground p.40 OPTIMIZATION: A CASE STUDY [theme Software Techniques] [author Noyce] p.90 A COLLEGE MICROCOMPUTER FACILITY [theme Lab Design] [author Foster-Southern] p.114 TUNE IN AND TURN ON: A Computerized Wireless AC Control System [theme Hardware] [author Ciarcia] p.132 ROBOT SIMULATION ON MICROCOMPUTERS [theme Robotics] [author Webster] Background p.10 THE TDL SYSTEM MONITOR BOARD: A Writer's View [theme Hardware] [author Rehm] p.18 AN...
Topics: computer, byte, program, software, system, memory, data, kit, byte publications, byte april, radio...
Foreground p.16 GRAPHICS IN DEPTH: 3-D Adds a New Dimension to Your Display [theme Graphics] [author Walters-Harris] p.22 CONVERT YOUR TV SET TO A VIDEO MONITOR [theme Hardware-Fylstra] [author] p.49 HIDDEN LINE SUBROUTINES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PLOTTING [theme Graphics] [author Gottlieb] p.62 GRAPH: A SYSTEM FOR TELEVISION GRAPHICS: Part 1 [theme Software, Video Graphics] [author Webster-Young] p.79 A PROGRAMMABLE CHARACTER GENERATOR, Part 1 Hardware [theme Hardware] [author Weinstein] p.97...
Topics: computer, byte, program, display, memory, software, data, kit, byte publications, video display,...
Topics: ibm, disk, software, data, computer, byte, apple, color, call, hard disk, disk drives, disk drive,...